Track Stars Sign Letters of Intent

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High sSchool track stars Amanda Engrassia and Anya Schmitt signed National Letters of Intent on April 22. Engrassia will attend the State University of New York in New Paltz, while Schmitt will attend Siena College in Albany. Both seniors plan to major in psychology.

“It has a great track program, and I liked the campus and coaches,” said Engrassia of her choice of SUNY New Paltz. Her East Islip career began at Connetquot Elementary School, where she came in first in a mile run. She set the high school’s records in several categories including the 1,000-meter race, and was named Academic All-County.

“Siena has a rising Division I program, and the campus is beautiful,” said Schmitt of her choice. Named All-County in cross-country, she has been running track for five years and set a school record in the 2,000-meter steeplechase.

Both students helped set a school record as members of the 4x800-meter relay team and competed in the Long Island Elite Meet this spring.